When It Comes To Matters Of The Heart, Mindfulness Can Help

October 24, 2014 9:17 PM

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A recent study from Brown University, which explored the potential connection between a person's sense of mindfulness and their cardiovascular health, found that those who are more aware of their feelings in the present moment also benefit from a healthier heart. This new data shows that mindfulness, which is a practice that can be learned, might be an effective behavioral intervention method for cardiovascular patients in the future.

The study is the first of its kind to provide quantifiable evidence suggesting that "dispositional mindfulness," someone's awareness and attention to what they are thinking and feeling in the moment, can in fact have a positive impact on four of seven cardiovascular health indicators, according to l...

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